Vatican City & Ancient Rome: One Day Combo Tour

Activity provider: Enjoy Rome

Vatican City & Ancient Rome: One Day Combo Tour

Activity provider: Enjoy Rome
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See the highlights of the Vatican and Ancient Rome on this 6.5-hour guided walking tour. This combination of 2 popular offerings takes you on a morning tour of Rome’s architectural gems followed by an afternoon visit to the Vatican.

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Duration 6 hours
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  • Enjoy priority admission to the top sites in Rome and the Vatican
  • Experience the splendor of the Vatican Museums, St. Peter's, and the Sistine Chapel
  • See the Colosseum, the Roman forum, and Palatine Hill
Full description
See the important sites of Ancient Rome on this combination of 2 walking tours. Discover 2,000 years of Rome’s art and architecture in the morning. Then in the afternoon, see the highlights of the Vatican. In the morning, meet your guide and see monuments dating as far back as the Roman era. Visit the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Palatine hill, which are some of the most important sites of Ancient Rome. In the afternoon, make your way to the Vatican where you’ll enjoy priority admission on your visits to the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, and the Vatican Museums.
  • Approximately 6.5-hour combination walking tour
  • Vatican Museum entrance ticket
  • Priority entrance to the Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica (entry to St. Peter's Dome not included)
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum
  • Live guide and personal headset
  • Free wi-fi, recharging stations and bathroom access
  • Hotel transfers
  • Tickets to Saint Peter's Dome
  • Guided visit to Saint Peter's Dome
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

There are two different meeting points for this combination tour. Walk through Colosseum Square a few meters to the Arch of Constantine and look for a big white flag. For the second part of the tour, please arrive at the activity provider’s office (Via Vespasiano 46b - Enjoy Rome) at least 25-minutes before the tour departure. The nearest metro station is Ottaviano (line A).

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Weapons or sharp objects

Know before you go

  • The tour does not include a visit to St. Peter's during the following times, as it will be closed: 24 and 31 December and Wednesdays from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • On rare occasions, St. Peter’s Basilica can close without notice. If this happens, you'll spend a full 3-hours touring the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Any affected dates will be listed as they become available. The tour guide will aim to notify guests if St. Peter’s Basilica is unexpectedly closed upon commencement of the tour. It is beyond the tour operator's control, so no refunds or discounts will be issued
  • Dress code at the Vatican requires your shoulders and knees to be covered. This is strictly enforced and if you are not dressed accordingly, you may be refused entry
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • The Vatican tour and the ancient Rome tour are both 3-hours long
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 274 reviews

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My husband and I had one full day in Rome to see what we could, so we opted for the Colosseum/Vatican bundle. We started our morning at the Colosseum with Maria, and she was nothing short of amazing. Full of incredible facts and insights, without her, I don’t think we would have been able to see the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill through the lens of the Roman people from centuries ago. The tour moved at a good pace while delivering quite a bit of detail - which is a hard balance to achieve. We had about 1:15 to grab lunch and get to the Vatican which was plenty for us. We were with Antonio in the afternoon for the Vatican tour, and again - his depth and breadth of knowledge on everything there was amazing. The Vatican museums are A LOT, and if you want to spend a lot of time with each piece of art, the full day tour would be better - but if you only have a day like we did - this tour was perfect. Thank you Maria & Antonio!

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March 21, 2023

Everything was great. Knowledgeable and personable tour guides. The only issues is the amount of time between the morning and afternoon events. You have about an hour to get across the city and get lunch before four afternoon tour begins. I would suggest packing snacks or a lunch so that you aren’t late for the afternoon start time.

March 21, 2023

The day was excellent. We met at the Colosseum. The guide was easy to find. He was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The tour was done at a good pace. In the afternoon we went to the Vatican. Again we had a good guide. It was a busy day but we only had one day to see as much as we could.

March 21, 2023

Product ID: 18426